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Posted by MysterD on 13 February 2017 - 04:57 AM
The original Mafia is a top 5 all-time game for me. Things I look back fondly on like the speed-limit and literally being able to run out of gas would drive me insane today. I will never play that game again but boy, back in the day it was unbelievable.
I think that stuff you mentioned is one of those defining elements of what an actual Mafia series game is (Besides strong narrative, storytelling + character development). Most crime games, like GTA, don't follow those rules of realism like Mafia 1 aimed for.
And you had to literally shoot-out engines & gas-tanks, to blow the cars up. Unlike many other crime-games, in Mafia 1, shooting any part of the car won't light the car up.
Mafia 1 was often so grounded in realism, it really did feel like that helped make the world's immersion factor, making it feel real + alive.
Posted by MysterD on 13 February 2017 - 02:12 AM
Nah. Every opinion I've read is pretty much that it's nothing like Mafia aside from the name and shoehorning in Vito to call it a 'Mafia' game. Boring game play, story doesn't hold up, bunch of technical step-backs from Mafia II, etc.
I'll wait for it to be in a Humble Bundle or something. Maybe if it hits $7.49
I absolutely loved Mafia 1 + really liked Mafia 2 a hell of a lot.
It's a shame to have heard so many mixed things about Mafia 3 - technical performance + bug issues (when it first launched); repetitive gameplay issues; etc etc. Some people have said the story + character stuff is great, some haven't.
I really don't know what the hell to expect out of this game.
Oh, and it would be nice if Mafia 1 got its license issues straightened-out and it wound up back on Steam.
Posted by MysterD on 12 February 2017 - 09:44 PM
I am getting back into borderlands 2. Why? Remembered I never played the DLC after I bought the SP when it was still new. They sure offered a lot of content for the money.
I played the heck out of the base-game - and when I finished it, that was pretty much it.
Like yourself, I eventually bought GameAgent's BL2 Pack.
I've barely touched Captain Scarlett DLC.
I still need to get back to the DLC's at some point, as well.
I also have BL: The Pre-Sequel (base-game), too. Great, I'm falling way behind on BL series' DLC's+games over here.
Posted by MysterD on 11 February 2017 - 05:14 PM
anyone here SLI 2x 970gtx?
Debating whether to jump to 10 series or SLI the 9 series.
Not me. Never done it or tried it.
It probably really depends on (hopefully) how cheap you can either get two 970's for; or if you already have a 970 already and can get another one dirt cheap. If you can get it ultra-cheap - yeah, might be worth a shot to SLI.
Otherwise, eh - I'd probably rather go get a new card w/ more VRAM; i.e. 6GB 1060, 8GB 1070, or 8GB 1080. While some games can push that 1080p at higher settings to 4GB of VRAM usage (Far Cry 4 + Batman AK come to mind) - it's really 1440p and 4K at higher settings that can eat up lots of more VRAM.
New list of SLI supported games - http://www.geforce.c.../technology/sli
Old list of SLI supported games - http://www.nvidia.in...y-games-in.html
If you are thinking of SLI'ing, you might want to grab NVidia Inspector (in case you don't have it) just in case there are some games you might be able to unofficially force SLI On with. Do some Google searches and find out on how to do it. I don't know how to - don't have 2 cards, never tried it.
Hopefully you got a bad-ass PSU to handle 2 of them 970's, if you're going this route.
My "meh" w/ SLI is while you'll improve performance on games + resolutions likely on games that SLI works with officially and/or those you can force it on w/ using NVidia Inspector, you still have some things to deal with. Not all games support SLI officially. Obviously, you might need NVidia Inspector to force it + learn Hex on how to force it on games that don't support it officially.
You'll still be limited to just ONE card's VRAM buffer count; in other words, you'll still be stuck 3.5GB VRAM buffer on the 970. So, if you have a game w/ 4GB or above higher-end graphical settings (like Dishonored 2, Doom 2016, SoM, etc) - eh, you're still stuck w/ that 3.5GB limit, even while doing SLI.
Also, performance is said that SLI isn't always exactly 2x's b/c you have two cards. Maybe, maybe not; it normally depends per game.
Posted by MysterD on 06 February 2017 - 04:32 AM
So the Cubs came back from being down 3 games to 1 in the World Series, the Cavs did the same in the NBA Finals and now the Patriots come back from 25 points down to win the Super Bowl. Nothing suspicious about all these incredible comebacks at all. I wonder what the actual odds of that happening all in the same year are.